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Posted by New to UES on 01/24/2008
We were looking for somewhere to eat on the UES at 11:00PM and did not want to go to a diner. While the food was not amazing, it far exceeded expectations for a late night meal. We will be going back. Plus we were able to grab a bottle of wine for 25 bucks that was serviceable, but if your unsure what you want or want to spend more than that the wait staff is really helpful.
Posted by Some Guy on 12/30/2007
The Lusardis have provided lots of great food on the upper east side over the years, between Due and their eponymous flagship restaurant, but Uva might be their very best. The menu is filled with joyful food, from the veal cannelloni to the duck carpaccio. The cheeses, bruschetta, and antipasto are always wonderful, and the wine list is phenomenal. Ordering dessert is mandatory. The chocolate salami and frequent special "thousand crepes" cake are both must-haves. The restaurant is often loud and crowded, but the atmosphere is pleasant otherwise, and the staff is knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/27/2007
My fiance and I live in the neighborhood and dine here frequently. The service is always great - we have gotten to know a few of the servers; the food is always delicious; the wine list is excellent; staff is great at making recommendations; and the atmosphere is warm and cozy. It can sometimes get crowded or a bit loud but thats only because its a small spot. It's unlike any place on the upper east! We have been here for dinner, brunch, and late night drinks both during the week and weekend, and have always had a very pleasant experience. It's my fave spot!
Posted by UES Girl on 09/18/2007
I absolutely love Uva. I think the food is delicious(especially the polenta with truffle sauce) and the wine selection is great (especially the malbec by the glass) as well as the restaurant's atmosphere. It can get a little loud at times, but I suggest requesting a table in the garden. Some of the other reviews have said that the service can be pushy and the restaurant can get extremely loud. I often come here on the weeknights and never feel rushed. If you go later (past 8) or you go on the weekends, the restaurant does get loud, but only because it is small and cozy ;)
Posted by Anonymous on 08/28/2007
Uva always manages to be the best of the best. From the amazing food to the very friendly service, its an experience that everyone should have. Yes, I go here when I am out, but the staff is so friendly every time that I feel like I'm at home. The food is always fresh and delicious... But don't tell too many people or I won't be able to get a table... haha
Posted by Anonymous on 08/27/2007
A bunch of friends and I went out for dinner Saturday night. A friend of mine ordered a salad with dressing on the side as an appetizer, our waitress brought it with dressing all over the salad, we tried to send it back when the waitress said, yea sorry there's dressing on it and walked away. Finally we were able to send it back. I received my dish and it was smothered in a spice which I actually did not care for, once it was confirmed that it was sage I asked for another dish since I am deathly allergic to sage and I couldn't eat my dish. She rolled her eyes and handed me a menu, when I just said just give me a bowl of pasta, thanks! When clearing out table our waitress whacked my friend in the face with a plate and apologized, but how do you hit someone in the face with a plate! The bill was handed to us, we split it up and even left a nice tip. Overall I was highly disappointed.. the food was nothing special, the service was horrible and the atmosphere was loud and dark. I do not think that I will be returning anytime soon.
Posted by Mr and Mr R. on 08/10/2007
Dined here on Thursday at 8:00pm. It was crowded and loud. The loudest restaurant I've ever been to in NYC. The waitress seemed annoyed that I couldn't hear her; she had a bit of an attitude, must have been due to her bad hair day. Food was just okay. The bill was fair. I left feeling blah.